"As a general principle I am pro-industry, pro-jobs, pro-growth and
pro-prosperity - for Romanians as well as for the rest of us. But if the effect of
a new gold-mine at Roşia Montană is to provide opportunity and jobs for
Romanians in Romania, that must have a positive impact in reducing

problematic migrations flows".

Roger Helmer, MEP, 14 November 2013

See the whole statement on Roger Helmer blog

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00

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation

Completion of mine construction and beginning of mining operations. Mining will begin only in Carnic pit this year. In year 0 the storage of the ore with a low consistency in gold and silver, in a low grade ore stockpile, will also take place.

01

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation

Cetate pit opens, while the activity in Carnic open pit continues.

02

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation

Mining in Carnic and Cetate pits, opened in the previous years.

03

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation

Mining in Carnic and Cetate pits, opened in the previous years.

04

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation

Mining in Carnic and Cetate pits, opened in the previous years.

05

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Mining in Cetate pit temporarily stops. Mining in Carnic pit continues.

06

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Mining activities only in Carnic pit.

07

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation

Mining of Carnic pit continues, while Orlea pit is opened for mining as well.

08

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation

Mining in Carnic and Orlea pits.

09

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Mining in Carnic and Orlea pits continues, while Cetate pit is reopened. The 4th pit, Jig, is also opened. Year 9 is the last year of mining in Carnic pit. The pit operations will take place alternatively, in order to optimize the closure plan and reduce the surface impacted by the mining activities.

10

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Mining operations continue in Cetate, Orlea and Jig pits, alternatively, to minimize the project impact and facilitate the efficient application of the closure plan.

11

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Mining operations continue in Cetate, Orlea and Jig pits. Last year of mining in Jig pit. The operations are done alternatively, to minimize the project impact and facilitate the efficient application of the closure plan.

12

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Mining operations continue in Cetate and Orlea pits. This is the last year of mining in the Orlea pit.

13

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Cetate pit alone remains open in year 13.

14

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

This is the last year of pit operations. Mining takes place only in Cetate pit. At the same time, the mining of the depleted ore stockpile begins.

15

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Mining of the depleted ore stockpile continues in Year 15.

16

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Operation | Rehabilitation

Year 16 is the last year of mining operations. Mining is done only in the depleted ore stockpile.

17

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation and re-vegetation are completed for the Orlea pit and the tailings dam. Rehabilitation and re-vegetation of the depleted ore stockpile begins, while flooding of the Cetate pit continues. The land related to Jig pit, which has been rehabilitated, re-enters the agricultural circuit this year.

18

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation and re-vegetation of the depleted ore stockpile and the access roads are completed. Rehabilitation of the process plant and of the tailings dam begins. The land related to the Carnic pit re-enters the agricultural circuit and flooding of the Cetate open pit continues.

19

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation and re-vegetation are completed for the process plant, the Cetate dam and the secondary retention dam, as well as the aggregates quarries (Sulei and Paraul Porcului). Rehabilitation of the tailings dam and flooding of the Cetate pit continue. The lands related to the tailings dam and the Orlea pit re-enter the agricultural circuit.

20

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the tailings management facility and flooding of the Cetate pit continue. The lands related to the depleted ore stockpile, Carnic, Cetate stockpiles and the aggregates quarries (Sulei and Paraul Porcului) re-enter the agricultural circuit.

21

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the tailings management facility and flooding of the Cetate pit continue. The lands related to the process plant, access roads, Cetate dam and the secondary retention dam re-enter the agricultural circuit.

22

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the tailings management facility and flooding of the the Cetate pit continue.

23

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the tailings management facility and flooding of the Cetate pit continue.

24

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the tailings management facility and flooding of the Cetate pit continue.

25

Project
stages
Roșia
Montană

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the tailings dam continues, as well as water treatment in the Cetate pit, until it complies with the quality requirements for surface waters. The tailings management facility re-enters the agricultural circuit. Starting with year 25, for a period estimated at between 30 and 50 years, post-closure monitoring continues.

Note: This planning is only indicative, as the actual duration and sequence of events will be further improved and detailed during the operation phase, being completed before the implementation of the closure program. All the rehabilitation activities included in this plan are to be carried out by RMGC.

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